Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

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**** This course is an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems. Concepts will be applied in this course from previous courses you have taken in basic math and physics. The course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering applications and problem solving.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 9 months ago
Good introduction. Specific information and focused on topic. Maybe if there will be one more example of each week it will be better.
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6 years, 11 months ago
I expected to learn Statics which I missed taking when I was in college. I liked everything about the course. It was well-taught and delivered a better experience than I thought the course ever could do.
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6 years, 11 months ago
The content was perfectly suited to the 5 week time frame and I believe provides the tools for more substantive study. I was not high on the book that was provided, in particular the first chapter covered a lot of material that confused me and made it more difficult to learn the core concepts.
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6 years, 11 months ago
I expected to learn the basics of engineering mechanics, such as material strength, buckling, trusses, cantilevers, distributed load, suspension, basic design of structures (bridges, buildings, towers, etc.) and other aspects of mechanical engineering. I would have liked a better explanation and demonstration of the concepts, from a more practical perspective. The problems professor Whiteman shared were interesting, though somewhat hastily solved. I disliked the style of his asking the students to define a term before having introduced it himself, though I understand that this mode of teaching is now more common. I don't want to be overly critical of the professor, however, since 10-minute lectures don't allow much time for both the explanation of a subject and the solving of problems. I would have liked an emphasis on concepts and principles, explained using models and visual aids.
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6 years, 11 months ago
Application of Engineering Mechanics
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
I think the homework problems were perhaps too similar to the problems discussed in the lectures which makes doing the optional problems necessary in order to reinforce and develop learning of the material. I would have suggested some more problems. Perhaps a more complicated problem could be broken down into several small steps - each a question in an assessment. This would allow for better learning.
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6 years, 11 months ago
Overall I enjoyed the course and it did really make you work hard to figure out the problems. Allowing only one take and 3 questions total really make you sit and work and rework the problems so you know you understand and have the answers. This is not a simple course and easy MOOC so do not treat it as such. If I had to improve one thing in the topics that would be to have DR. Whiteman work more on the real world applications of the problems, the teachings took the concepts and fundamentals of the problems and did not delve into the real world issues with the problems until the quizzes so it does stump you for a bit.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
I have never seen such well-organized online course anywhere.I am really glad to find this.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
The course about Engineering mechanics is really interesting. However, the course has a high intermediate level, It´s prefer knowing the subject or be very careful attention to each one of the explanations of the teacher because the matter is highly concentrated.
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6 years, 11 months ago
I expected to learn a basic level, fundamentals type curriculum of engineering principles related to Newtonian physics. As a resource, I really liked the Ruina/Pratap textbook as a reference. It helped me tremendously. I didn't like the part of the course that dealt with calculus. This complaint is more or less due to my own miscalculation of my own abilities and recall of calculus when I signed up for the course. What would I improve? I would try to find a way to make smaller class sizes or perhaps partition the larger class into groups with an advisor or someone to provide more individualized help (assuming that is even possible in a massively open online course). Another idea would be to provide some type of video conferencing type tools with a whiteboard function rather than chat (along the lines of Skype/Google Hangouts for the purpose of 'study groups' which would be voluntary, of course).
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
I enjoyed the course all along and it reinforced the basic concepts of mechanics. I am looking forward to take future courses from Dr. Wayne Whiteman . Thank you.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
I expected to learn some new concepts in that topic. I like the problems in the quizzes . I was improved in area of 3-d equilibrium (problems regarding to this content).
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6 years, 11 months ago
I had the opportunity to refresh my knowledge from my undergraduate studies. The course was very good and an excellent introduction to statics.
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6 years, 11 months ago
I took this class before so I was merely getting a refresher or trying to compare the contents of this subject to what I had. I think for an introductory course, this is a very good starting fundamentals
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6 years, 11 months ago
I like the basic idea of the knowledge. But I think Ms. Whiteman can talk more knowledge. I gain the knowledge about Engineering Mechanics.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
As for the what I learned... I did enhance my engineering foundation skills, so was happy about this. I'm now taking another MOOC engineering course and can say that this course helped prepare me for that.
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6 years, 11 months ago
I actually learned a lot more than what I expected. I think I learned more in 5 weeks than in 3 months which is what you do in school. What would I improve? I don't know. The only thing I can think of is maybe Dr. Whiteman giving us access to articles or topics or book snippets on certain topics of the course. But either way it was all very clear anyways.
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6 years, 11 months ago
I expected to learn about Statics and was not disappointed. This course was so much better than most lectures I've attended in person. I liked the entire course and the way the videos and other content was delivered. This course was the best experience I've had on a subject outside of my range of expertise.
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6 years, 11 months ago
This course provides the some of the best techniques in solving the problem both in vector and scalar method. this is the best course and the professor taught it very well.
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6 years, 11 months ago
Great course. It is so useful if you are studying mechanical or mechatronic engineering because it´s a good support for your university studies
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6 years, 11 months ago
Besides the fact that I expected to learn all about the course, I am pretty sure that my grade reflects accurately my learning of the course. I like all the material. I would improve only the quantity of solved problems for each subject in the course: from one to two.
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6 years, 11 months ago
i love this course and find it very easy to understand. the course instructor sir is really great he clear all my doubts and i feel confident about this course. Thank you very much for such a good course
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7 years, 2 months ago
Course level- Introductory/level 1 Work load - moderate Dr. Wayne Whiteman  has coem up with a good intro class apt to give even a lay man a flavour of the subject. every topic is expalined with real world examples. u wont need to have a text book by your side for reference though dont expect to be spoon fed either. RATINGS ( Out of 5 Stars): Overall course rating **** Quizzz *** Faculty rating ***** NB: follow up course to be offered in November.
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